A Head of Communications acts as the lead in all external and internal communications related activity of a company. Primarily this involves developing their strategic communications plan to align with company projections to contribute to the creation of a competitive and strong brand. A job as Head of Communications in London would provide you with an opportunity like no other to grow professionally, build on already existing communications and corporate experience to really make an impact at a new company and make their vision reality.
A job as Head of Communications in London will earn you a yearly average of £57,553, and you could be employed in any field from non-profit organisations to government bodies, such as the Ministry of Justice. Other opportunities in London include working at HSBC Holdings or the UK Film Council. A successful Head of Communications in London could see themselves progress into roles such as Communications Director or Marketing Communications Director.
Job duties in this senior position will revolve around leading a communications team, maintaining and developing a company's existing media and press network, being responsible for the launch of press releases and other digital media, taking the lead in evaluating existing communication strategy, and identifying ways in which it can be improved to reach company goals. This also includes advising executives on PR strategy and being adept in crisis management.
Numerous years experience in corporate communications and public relations management is essential to perform well in this role as is experience in a senior management role. The desirable candidate will be able to think strategically to implement plans and will possess impressive communication and leadership skills in order to be a reliable driving force for the implementation of communications strategy. Moreover you should be incredibly motivated with a proven desire and passion to succeed. You're communication strategy will need to be in line with the company message so you will need to communicate with the Head of Marketing, as well as Marketing Analysts.
As a perk for heading the communications department you could be expected to travel between international company bases in order to coordinate the various centres should you work for an international company, thus a willingness to travel in Europe, an impressive media network and other language skills will all hold you in good stead.